Audio utilities

This chapter contains programs involved with audio file manipulation; that is to say playing, recording, ripping and the other common things which people want to do. To use much of this software, you will require either the kernel sound drivers installed, or ALSA-1.0.4 installed.


Introduction to mpg123

The mpg123 package contains a console-based MP3 player. It claims to be the fastest MP3 decoder for Unix.

Package information

mpg123 dependencies


OSS or ALSA OSS-1.0.4

Installation of mpg123

Install mpg123 by running the following commands:

make PREFIX=/usr linux &&
make PREFIX=/usr install


The mpg123 package contains mpg123.



mpg123 is used for playing MP3 files via the console.